Show Summary Details
Page of

Rationale for preventive cardiology programmes 

Rationale for preventive cardiology programmes
Rationale for preventive cardiology programmes

C.S. Jennings

, A.C. Mead

, J.L. Jones

, A.M. Holden

, S.B. Connolly

, K. Kotseva

, and D.A. Wood

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 19 September 2020

What is preventive cardiology? 4

What is a high-risk patient? 6

What is cardiovascular risk? 8

How to assess risk 9

JES4: SCORE risk estimation system 10

JBS2: CVD risk prediction chart 12

Why families too? 16

The overall aim of preventive cardiology is to reduce the risk of developing symptomatic atherosclerotic disease among apparently healthy high-risk individuals in the general population. In those patients who do develop the disease and survive, the aim is to reduce their risk of recurrent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. Preventive cardiology therefore aims to improve both quality of life and life expectancy in people at increased risk of developing CVD and patients with established disease....

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.